Peanut Butter Protein Balls (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bites Recipe | Just two of these little protein balls packs a healthy snack punch: 8 grams of protein and 5+ grams of fiber. My first time attempting to make any sort of energy or protein balls was a recipe I found on Lindsay Cotter is the creator of Healthy Bites, which are essentially delicious protein or energy balls in any flavor you can imagine.

I’d attempted a peanut butter truffle recipe over the holidays that seemed similar and it absolutely failed, so I kind of assumed this would be another recipe I couldn’t make work. But as soon as I tried these No-Bake Cinnamon Vanilla Breakfast Protein Bites, I was hooked on them as a snack and ready to develop my own recipe!

The recipe I came up with is a very basic one, with a flavor profile I’ve been all about lately: Banana. What goes better with bananas than peanut butter and chocolate? And so, my Peanut Butter Protein Balls recipe was born.

I typically can take two of these for a snack at work, and the 8 grams of protein and 5+ grams of fiber keep me full for hours. It’s crazy how such a small snack can have such a great impact (and keep me away from the vending machine).

I chose to use Skoop vanilla protein powder because it is absolutely my favorite vegan protein powder that I’ve found. It’s completely plant-based, as are all the Skoop products. I love whizzing protein powder into a chocolate-banana smoothie, but it’s even more fun to make some tasty protein-packed no-bake bites.

Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

Protein Balls (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 18
  • 1 c. rolled oats or oat flour
  • ¼ c. almond flour
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • ½ c. Skoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ c. nut butter (I used crunchy peanut butter, but sunflower butter also works)
  • ¼ c. maple syrup*
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1-2 T. almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 T. cacao nibs (or dairy free chocolate chips)
  1. Mix the dry ingredients in your food processor. Add nut butter, maple syrup or honey, mashed banana, vanilla and 1 T. almond milk into the food processor and pulse till a dough forms. If needed, add an additional tablespoon of milk to the dough. Stir in cacao nibs.
  2. Refrigerate dough 15 minutes.
  3. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop or a spoon, roll the dough into bite-sized balls and put them in a container lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Serve. Store in the refrigerator.
*You could use honey if you're not a strict vegan.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Balls Fiber: 5.4 grams Protein: 8 grams

Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bites Recipe | Just two of these little protein balls packs a healthy snack punch: 8 grams of protein and 5+ grams of fiber.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, however, Skoop did send me product to write about, only if I loved it. I will only ever share about products that I absolutely love.

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